Hagstone - Der Hexenstein
Mit diesem Selbstgänger können Sie Ihrem Publikum die Kraft des Hexensteines demonstrieren und zeigen, dass die Hexen noch immer mitten unter uns ist.
Elf zufällig gewählte Freiwillige werden auf die Bühne gebeten. Zehn sollen die Frauen des Dorfes spielen und einer ist der Hexenjäger. Ein paar Umschläge liegen auf einem Stuhl.
„Darf ich jede der liebreizenden Damen bitten sich einen Umschlag zu nehmen? Einer dieser Umschläge enthält eine Karte, die mit dem Zeichen der Hexe markiert ist, einem weißen Kreuz. Während der Hexenjagd wurden Späher ausgesandt, die in die Dörfer geschickt wurden um potentielle Ketzer zu suchen. Am Morgen der Ankunft des Hexenjägers markierten die Späher die Haustüren der verdächtigen Hexen mit einem weißen Kreuz. Für diejenigen, die eine Abneigung gegen ihre Nachbarn verspürten, war dies eine wunderbare Gelegenheit sich der Nachbarn zu entledigen - alles was nötig war, war ein weißes Kreuz um die Aufmerksamkeit des Hexenjägers zu gewinnen. .......
Natürlich wir die Hexe eindeutig mit Hilfe des Hexensteins gefunden.
Sie erhalten einen schönen Beutel zur Aufbewahrung, einen Hexenstein, Kuverts und Papier für einige Vorstellungen.
Ausserdem erhalten Sie eine komplette Anleitung in Deutsch.
Eleven random volunteers are asked to the stage, ten to play the women of the village and one to play the witch hunter. A small stack of envelopes sits on a table.
“May I ask each of you lovely maidens to take one envelope from the pile. One of these envelopes contains a card marked with the sign of the witch, a white cross. During the witch hunts scouts were sent ahead to the villages to seek out potential heretics. On the morning of the witch hunter’s arrival the scouts would mark the doors of the suspected witches with a white cross. For those who did not like their neighbours this was a great opportunity to get rid of them for a white cross was all it took to draw the cruel attention of the hunter.
You may mix and swap the envelopes all you wish, then once you are happy may I ask you to all stand in a line”.
The ten ‘villagers’ swap envelopes a few times and arrange themselves in a long line across the stage.
You then remove the hag stone from the box, unthread it from the leather thong and hand it to your trusty witch hunter.
“This stone is known as a hag stone, a stone impervious to magic and witch craft. It is said that if one gazes through the hole of a hag stone they may see a witch in her true form. Witches were known to shape shift into the form of animals or innocent young girls to evade detection but the power of the hag stone has the magical ability to see the true form”
In 1615 Pieter the Pedler wrote in his Inventory of Charms and Talismans –
“A witch my take many disguises to achieve her unholy deeds. They may walk among us undetected, infecting and cursing our brethren for they have the power of the devil to shape shift their form. But Mother Nature has blessed us with a device that even the magic of the witch cannot fool for to gaze through the hole of a Hag Stone is to see the witch stripped of magic. Her true sickening guise is revealed for all who possess such a stone and the stone will protect for her magic is rendered useless”
Using the power of the hag stone I would like you to look through the hole and tell me where our witch hides”.
You demonstrate by holding the stone to your eye and scanning the line of women.
“Please take your time and look at each of the women individually through the stone. You will find that you are drawn to one of the women more than the others. When you feel the hag stone has identified the witch please let me know”.
The ‘witch hunter’ slowly scans the line of ‘villagers’ with the hag stone held to their eye.
“I have finished” they exclaim “I believe that person to be the witch”.
The ‘witch hunter’ points to one of the ‘villagers’.
“May I ask the accused to step forward and the remaining nine villagers to open their envelopes”
The nine ‘villagers’ open their envelopes to reveal a blank black card.
“Thank you, your cards do not bear the mark of the witch so may return to your seats”.
The remaining tenth ‘villager’ stands nervously on the stage.
“So that just leaves us with you. You have been identified by the unwavering power of the hag stone as a witch, would you please open your envelope for all to see”.
The villager opens her envelope and amazingly the card inside bears the white cross, the mark of the witch!
The witch is then dragged off screaming and burnt alive in the venue car park…
The Sussex coastline is one of the best places in the world for hag stones. Living 30 minute drive from my nearest Sussex beach has enabled me to collect a large selection of genuine hag stones for this wonderfully simple yet mystifying effect. Each copy comes with a genuine hag stone personally collected and selected. Produced by Mother Nature herself I can not guarantee shape or colour but I will ensure you get a good one!
These rare stones have a hole running through them and are mainly found in streams or rivers, and at the seashore, where running water has created the hole. It is for this reason that they are considered so powerful for it is a common belief that magick cannot work on running water. As these stones have been holed by running water they retain the power of protection from magick.
More importantly they enabled the bearer to see through the magic of the witch. In some parts of Britain and Europe the witch hunter would line up the women of the village and look at them through the hole in the stone. A witch who had shape shifted to the form of an innocent young girl could be seen in true form. They could then be taken away and tried for heresy. In Arthurian legend Morgan Le Fay was able to shape-change however it was through the use of a mystical hag stone that Merlin was able to see her true form.
So as you can see the stone you now hold is no normal stone for it may grant you a wish, keep evil spirits at bay and enable you to see the witch…..
This self working wonder of mindless persecution will demonstrate the power of the hag stone to your audience and how the witch still walks amongst us.